Adds 7 new terrains for random maps. Also, optional mod for Tzar that adds a few useful things. Both are separate and work with each other.

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This is a short tutorial about modifying water and trees in Tzar.

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Vanille tree texture example.
TREES.BMP (2976x128 px)

Tree texture limits.

Single tree slot.

TREES.BMP has 31 total (tree) slots. Each individual tree/stump is 96x128 pixels.

Note: I've tried increasing the number of trees beyond 31 and it didn't work.


Tree shadows.
TREES_S.BMP (3968x96 px)

Tree shadow limits.

TREES_S.BMP has 31 total (shadow) slots. Each individual shadow is 128x96 pixels.


00.BMP (512x2560 px)


00.BMP has 5 total (water) frames. Each individual frame is 512x512 pixels. They play in order from 1 to 5. The animation can be longer and shorter than 5 frames, you just need to add or subtract 512 pixels at the bottom of the texture. In Photoshop select Image -> Canvas Size. Set the Anchor to keypad 8 or top center. Change the measurement from cm to pixels and add or subtract 512 to Height then click OK. I've tested animations as long as 8 frames, beyond that - I have no idea. Animations can be as short as 1 frame, 512 x 512 is tested and works. You can also change the size of each frame by changing the width of the texture (512) to a different value. However, you must also update "[terrain name].TERRAIN.INI" to reflect the new animation size. Open it with a text editor and scroll down to [terrainsize]. Under [terrainsize], change the values for 00 (i.e. 512 to 256 is "00 = 16,16,0" to "00 = 8,8,0").

Happy modding!

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